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Truck wont shut off.

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by hilltophunter, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. hilltophunter

    hilltophunter Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Hey everyone I am a long time lurker here and just today had a Boss plow installed on my 2009 silverado. I am hoping a guru might have an answer for me? When I turn my truck of and remove the key, the only way I can get my truck to shut off is open the door. Can anyone help me when I return the vehicle to the installer. Thanks and this site is really awesome.
     
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    The only thing that can affect it (the truck) is what or where they connected the keyed ignition wire for the plow harness. They obviously tied it into something they shouldn't have.
     
  3. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Yeah sounds like the problem, That wire should go to the radio fuse or something along those lines thats a key hot.
     
  4. Plow man Foster

    Plow man Foster PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,153

    thats what i was going to say... Yikes i would ask for some money back for that and for them to fix it... That would make me wonder What else did they messed up.

    I know a guy who got his plow installed and couldnt unlock his doors when the plow was connected. Had to jump out the window. Installer told him "im not sure what the problem is, but i do know plows have a mind of their own!" One law suite later my buddy had a BRAND new Plow truck!
     
  5. hilltophunter

    hilltophunter Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Thanks guys I hope they fix it. The installer wanted to blame the remote start. Only problem was its a factory starter. This was not what I expected when dropping 5K. Dutchess County is in a state of emergency I hope everyone stays safe.
     
  6. contractor078

    contractor078 Senior Member
    Messages: 232

    hey man did you get this fixed. i had a very similar problem in my 08. shoot me a pm if you want and i will try to explain what it was. was a simple little fix.
     
  7. Sealer People

    Sealer People Senior Member
    Messages: 207

    This happened to me last year.
    My installer connected the plow wire to the ignition & the fuse was bypassing the shutoff of the truck.

    I had to pull the fuse to shut the truck off.

    Hope that helps.

    So not a big issue if it were just the wire connected to the ignition, but the only thing thats weired is that the truck shuts off when the door opens & the key is out.